Homeownership Project Administrator, Philadelphia VIP – Jul 10

Posted by Philadelphia VIP on June 25, 2024

Philadelphia VIP is a nonprofit that recruits and supports volunteer attorneys to represent low-income Philadelphians who face critical legal issues but cannot afford a lawyer. 

Since 1981, VIP has been the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, annually supporting over 1,400 volunteers assisting hundreds of low-income clients in four priority areas: preventing homelessness, preserving income, supporting family stability, and promoting community economic development. Our staff of eighteen consists of attorneys, case managers, and other professionals and is highly collaborative, creative, and passionate about our capacity-building model of service. VIP values a diverse work environment and encourages people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, and people with disabilities to apply. 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Staff Attorney, the Homeownership Project Administrator plays a critical role in VIP’s tangled title project. Clients experiencing a tangled title have a legal claim to their home (such as through inheritance) but do not have their name on the deed, preventing them from accessing benefits and services available to homeowners.  

The Administrator will provide logistical and administrative support to facilitate volunteers’ resolutions of cases and coordinate with VIP staff to monitor referred VIP cases and propel them toward resolution. The Administrator will also manage the Tangled Title Fund, a City-funded program of well over $200,000 that pays for costs associated with resolving clients’ title issues. Additional duties include coordinating regular dialogue with key legal services agencies that serve tangled title clients. To perform all aspects of this role, the Administrator will develop a basic working knowledge of the key legal issues involved, with attorney support. 

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by July 10, 2024.

Full job description and application information.

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